Floyd Mayweather Calls Out Manny Pacquiao On Twitter For May 5 Fight
For those who have been waiting for Floyd Mayweather to call out Manny Pacquiao by name, “Money” Mayweather has finally adhered to your wish. After getting his jail sentence for domestic abuse pushed back so he can train for his already scheduled May 5 fight, it appears that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has decided that the date won’t work for his fighter. The statement has ruffled the feathers of Mayweather, who for the past couple of years has been faulted by Pacquiao’s team for not taking the fight.
Mayweather wouldn’t remain silent and took to Twitter to tweet his concerns.
It’s apparent that Mayweather wants the public to know that he isn’t the one at fault for this fight not happening as he’s done everything in his power to ensure that he’ll be available for a May 5 showdown. The ball has landed squarely in the Filipino superstar’s court and it has become apparent that Mayweather’s call outs have fallen on deaf ears. ESPN.com has reported that Arum scoffed at a Mayweather fight and has given numerous excuses as to why Pacquiao will be unable to fight in May. The latest had to do with a supposed cut that Arum says will not be healed in time for a May 5 fight (since when does a cut take nearly seven months to heal?). This week, Arum headed to the Philippines to lay out four options for Pacquiao’s return fight, which is scheduled for June 9th or 16th in a place to be determined. None of those options include Mayweather. The list of candidates included Timothy Bradley, Lamont Peterson, Miguel Cotto (whom Pacquiao has already beat) and Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time. Obviously, the Marquez fight offers the most buzz considering that many thought the Mexican handily beat Pacquiao last November. But none of these names offer the luster and intrigue that Mayweather does.
With both fighters in their thirties, the window of opportunity to make this fight happen while both fighters are in their respective primes is closing fast. Considering the amount of time that has already elapsed since this fight was originally presented, you have to begin wondering if this fight will ever happen.